History Film / TheShopAroundTheCorner

10th Sep '17 12:31:09 AM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To be fair, although the shop just happens to be where her correspondent works, Kralik makes a special effort to persuade her that they don't have an opening, and it's only when she demonstrates her awesome powers as a sales clerk that Matuschek yields and hires her.



* TwoPersonLoveTriangle

to:

* TwoPersonLoveTriangleTwoPersonLoveTriangle: Between Klara, her all-too-flawed BelligerentSexualTension co-worker Kralik, and her ideal lover, the anonymous pen pal "Dear Friend"--who is also Kralik.
10th Jan '17 11:46:54 AM benda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TranslationConvention: They are Hungarian, after all.

to:

* TranslationConvention: They are Hungarian, live in Hungary, after all.
18th Nov '16 2:24:49 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Klara''': Mr. Kralik, I don't like you.

to:

-->'''Klara''': -->'''Miss Novak''': Mr. Kralik, I don't like you.



* TheComicallySerious: A Lubitsch trademark, in that everyone in the film is this, except for SmugSnake Vadas (who isn't actually funny but who is always smirking.) Critic David Thomson notes that Alfred and Klara in particular are almost entirely humourless, which just makes them funnier.

to:

* TheComicallySerious: A Lubitsch trademark, in that everyone in the film is this, except for SmugSnake Vadas (who isn't actually funny but who is always smirking.wears a perpetual smirk.) Critic David Thomson notes that Alfred Kralik and Klara Miss Novak in particular are almost entirely humourless, which just makes them funnier.



* HiddenDepths: Alfred is brusque and businesslike, and Klara can be blunt, but they're both deeply sensitive people underneath their exteriors.
* HotAndCold: Klara to Alfred. One of the most well known early examples in fiction (Type 2 to be exact), [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when she said she read a book that tells her that if you [[KickTheDog treat a man like a dog]] he'll be eating out of your hand but all he did [[TheDogBitesBack was return the favor]].

to:

* HiddenDepths: Alfred Kralik is brusque and businesslike, and Klara Miss Novak can be blunt, but they're both deeply sensitive people underneath their exteriors.
* HotAndCold: Klara Miss Novak to Alfred.Kralik. One of the most well known early examples in fiction (Type 2 to be exact), [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when she said she read a book that tells her that if you [[KickTheDog treat a man like a dog]] he'll be eating out of your hand but all he did [[TheDogBitesBack was return the favor]].



* InternalReveal: When Klara finally finds out who her Dear Friend is.

to:

* InternalReveal: When Klara Miss Novak finally finds out who her Dear Friend is.



* ShapedLikeItself: Why Klara likes the music box.
-->'''Klara''': Well, cigarettes and music, I don't know. It makes me think of moonlight. And cigarettes, and music.

to:

* ShapedLikeItself: Why Klara Miss Novak likes the music box.
-->'''Klara''': -->'''Miss Novak''': Well, cigarettes and music, I don't know. It makes me think of moonlight. And cigarettes, and cigarettes. And music.



* StoodUp: Alfred didn't intend to stand Klara up--but he loses his job. And then she's particularly cruel to him at the restaurant after he comes in and sits at her table. So he goes home without revealing himself. Klara takes being Stood Up very badly.

to:

* StoodUp: Alfred Kralik didn't intend to stand Klara Miss Novak up--but he loses his job. And then she's particularly cruel to him at the restaurant after he comes in and sits at her table. So he goes home without revealing himself. Klara Miss Novak takes being Stood Up very badly.



* TheThirties: Technically from 1940, but the feeling is much more Depression-era '30s than WWII-era '40s: Matuschek worries about money, Klara desperately needs a job, and Kralik is less than overjoyed by the prospect of having to look for another one. (The play on which it was based premiered in 1937.)

to:

* TheThirties: Technically from 1940, but the feeling is much more Depression-era '30s than WWII-era '40s: Matuschek worries about money, Klara Miss Novak desperately needs a job, and Kralik is less than overjoyed by the prospect of having to look for another one. (The play on which it was based premiered in 1937.)



* XanatosSpeedChess: How Klara manages to get a job with Matuschek. She sees a customer examining the cigarette box and pretends to be a clerk, commenting that it's a lovely box. The customer asks if it's a candy box, and Klara, seeing that the customer wants it to be one, says that it is. She then opens it, demonstrating that it plays a tune. The customer thinks that this is a terrible idea. ("Imagine, every time you take a piece of candy, you have to listen to that song.") Klara agrees, but says that that's precisely what's ''good'' about it; noticing that the customer herself is a bit overweight, she says "There's no denying that we all have a weakness for candy" and explains that they designed the box in such a way that it plays a tune to remind you that you're about to eat yet another piece ("This little box makes you candy-conscious.") The customer asks how much it is, and Klara quotes her a price which is more than they were planning to sell it at, adding that it's reduced from twice as much again. The customer buys it. Klara gets hired.

to:

* XanatosSpeedChess: How Klara Miss Novak manages to get a job with Matuschek. She sees a customer examining the cigarette box and pretends to be a clerk, commenting that it's a lovely box. The customer asks if it's a candy box, and Klara, Miss Novak, seeing that the customer wants it to be one, says that it is. She then opens it, demonstrating that it plays a tune. The customer thinks that this is a terrible idea. ("Imagine, every time you take a piece of candy, you have to listen to that song.") Klara Miss Novak agrees, but says that that's precisely what's ''good'' about it; noticing that the customer herself is a bit overweight, she says "There's no denying that we all have a weakness for candy" and explains that they designed the box in such a way that it plays a tune to remind you that you're about to eat yet another piece ("This little box makes you candy-conscious.") The customer asks how much it is, and Klara Miss Novak quotes her a price which is more than they were planning to sell it at, adding that it's reduced from twice as much again. The customer buys it. Klara Miss Novak gets hired.
18th Nov '16 2:21:09 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheComicallySerious: A Lubitsch trademark, in that everyone in the film is this, except for SmugSnake Vadas (who isn't actually funny but who is always smirking.) Critic David Thomson notes that Alfred and Klara in particular are almost entirely humourless, which just makes them funnier.
18th Nov '16 2:01:11 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A classic 1940 RomanticComedy from legendary director Creator/ErnstLubitsch, starring Stewart and Margaret Sullivan as bickering department store co-workers who are also ([[ObliviousToLove unbeknownst to them]]) pen pals in love. Set in Budapest, Hungary, since it was based on the play ''Parfumerie'' by Hungarian author Miklós László.

to:

A classic 1940 RomanticComedy from legendary director Creator/ErnstLubitsch, starring Stewart and Margaret Sullivan Sullavan as bickering department store co-workers who are also ([[ObliviousToLove unbeknownst to them]]) pen pals in love. Set in Budapest, Hungary, since it was based on the play ''Parfumerie'' by Hungarian author Miklós László.
18th Nov '16 1:59:14 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheThirties: Technically from 1940, but the feeling is much more Depression-era '30s than WWII-era '40s. (The play on which it was based premiered in 1937.)

to:

* TheThirties: Technically from 1940, but the feeling is much more Depression-era '30s than WWII-era '40s.'40s: Matuschek worries about money, Klara desperately needs a job, and Kralik is less than overjoyed by the prospect of having to look for another one. (The play on which it was based premiered in 1937.)
18th Nov '16 1:57:22 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* XanatosSpeedChess: How Klara manages to get a job with Matuschek. She sees a customer examining the cigarette box and pretends to be a clerk, commenting that it's a lovely box. The customer asks if it's a candy box, and Klara, seeing that the customer wants it to be one, says that it is. She then opens it, demonstrating that it plays a tune. The customer thinks that this is a terrible idea. ("Imagine, every time you take
a piece of candy, you have to listen to that song.") Klara agrees, but says that that's precisely what's good about it; she notes that everyone eats too much candy (the customer herself is a bit overweight) and the box plays a tune to remind you that you're about to eat yet another piece ("This little box makes you candy-conscious.") The customer asks how much it is, and Klara quotes her a price which is more than they were planning to sell it at, adding that it's reduced from twice as much again. The customer buys it. Klara gets hired.

to:

* XanatosSpeedChess: How Klara manages to get a job with Matuschek. She sees a customer examining the cigarette box and pretends to be a clerk, commenting that it's a lovely box. The customer asks if it's a candy box, and Klara, seeing that the customer wants it to be one, says that it is. She then opens it, demonstrating that it plays a tune. The customer thinks that this is a terrible idea. ("Imagine, every time you take
take a piece of candy, you have to listen to that song.") Klara agrees, but says that that's precisely what's good ''good'' about it; she notes noticing that everyone eats too much candy (the the customer herself is a bit overweight) overweight, she says "There's no denying that we all have a weakness for candy" and explains that they designed the box in such a way that it plays a tune to remind you that you're about to eat yet another piece ("This little box makes you candy-conscious.") The customer asks how much it is, and Klara quotes her a price which is more than they were planning to sell it at, adding that it's reduced from twice as much again. The customer buys it. Klara gets hired.
18th Nov '16 1:53:55 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* XanatosSpeedChess: How Klara manages to get a job with Matuschek. She sees a customer examining the cigarette box and pretends to be a clerk, commenting that it's a lovely box. The customer asks if it's a candy box, and Klara, seeing that the customer wants it to be one, says that it is. She then opens it, demonstrating that it plays a tune. The customer thinks that this is a terrible idea. ("Imagine, every time you take
a piece of candy, you have to listen to that song.") Klara agrees, but says that that's precisely what's good about it; she notes that everyone eats too much candy (the customer herself is a bit overweight) and the box plays a tune to remind you that you're about to eat yet another piece ("This little box makes you candy-conscious.") The customer asks how much it is, and Klara quotes her a price which is more than they were planning to sell it at, adding that it's reduced from twice as much again. The customer buys it. Klara gets hired.
18th Nov '16 1:46:57 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DatingServiceDisaster: Two anonymous pen pals fall in love with each other without realizing that they hate each other in real life.

to:

** To be fair, although the shop just happens to be where her correspondent works, Kralik makes a special effort to persuade her that they don't have an opening, and it's only when she demonstrates her awesome powers as a sales clerk that Matuschek yields and hires her.
* DatingServiceDisaster: Two anonymous pen pals fall in love with each other without realizing other, then meet in real life (without realising that they they're pen pals) and hate each other in real life.other.



* {{Fainting}}: Klara collpases when she learns that Mr. Kralic is now managing the store.

to:

* {{Fainting}}: Klara collpases when she learns that Mr. Kralic Kralik is now managing the store.



* GoldDigger: Mr. Vadas, who seems to be bleeding Mrs. Matuschek (and thus her husband) for money and favors.

to:

* GoldDigger: Mr. Vadas, who seems to be is bleeding Mrs. Matuschek (and thus her husband) for money and favors.



* HiddenDepths: Alfred is brusque and businesslike, and Klara is kind of bitchy, but they're both deeply sensitive people underneath their exteriors.

to:

* HiddenDepths: Alfred is brusque and businesslike, and Klara is kind of bitchy, can be blunt, but they're both deeply sensitive people underneath their exteriors.



-->'''Pepi:''' Doctor - did I call you a pill-peddler?

to:

-->'''Pepi:''' Doctor - Doctor, did I call you a pill-peddler?



* InterruptedSuicide: Mr. Matuschek with a gun (interrupted by Pepi) when he finds out his wife has been [[MistakenForCheating cheating on him with Mr. Vadas instead of Mr. Kralik (as he originally suspected)]]; his attempt is, arguably, out of guilt of false accusation and firing of his best employee more than the infidelity itself. Though when he returns from the hospital, the bittersweet pain in his eyes at being welcomed "Home" by his employees indicates he's now aware that the workplace truly had become where he spent most his time, not with his spouse.

to:

* InterruptedSuicide: Mr. Matuschek with a gun (interrupted by Pepi) when he finds out his wife has been [[MistakenForCheating cheating on him with Mr. Vadas instead of Mr. Kralik (as he originally suspected)]]; his attempt is, arguably, out suspected)]]. He does it not so much because of guilt of false accusation and firing of his best employee more than the infidelity itself. itself, but because he feels guilty about suspecting Kralik in the first place, and firing him. Though when he returns from the hospital, the bittersweet pain in his eyes at being welcomed "Home" by his employees indicates he's now aware shows that he knows that the workplace truly had has become where he spent most more of a home to him than his time, not with his spouse.actual house.


Added DiffLines:

* ShapedLikeItself: Why Klara likes the music box.
-->'''Klara''': Well, cigarettes and music, I don't know. It makes me think of moonlight. And cigarettes, and music.
25th Jul '16 9:11:37 PM PuffyTreat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InterruptedSuicide: Mr. Matuschek with a gun (interrupted by Pepi) when he finds out his wife has been [[MistakenForCheating cheating on him with Mr. Vadas instead of Mr. Kralik (as he originally suspected)]]; his attempt is, arguably, out of guilt of false accusation and firing of his best employee more than the infidelity itself.

to:

* InterruptedSuicide: Mr. Matuschek with a gun (interrupted by Pepi) when he finds out his wife has been [[MistakenForCheating cheating on him with Mr. Vadas instead of Mr. Kralik (as he originally suspected)]]; his attempt is, arguably, out of guilt of false accusation and firing of his best employee more than the infidelity itself. Though when he returns from the hospital, the bittersweet pain in his eyes at being welcomed "Home" by his employees indicates he's now aware that the workplace truly had become where he spent most his time, not with his spouse.
This list shows the last 10 events of 54. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheShopAroundTheCorner